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Servings: 6

Weight Watcher Smart Points: 4

Preparation Time: 0 Minutes

Cooking Time: 0 Minutes

Ready In: 45 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • Chopped Chives
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 slices gluten free bread
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 onion, chopped fine
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 8 ounces cheddar or Daiya cheese

Instructions

  1. Spray a large pot with olive oil and add onion and apple
  2. Cook until the apple is soft, about 8 to 10 minutes
  3. Add quinoa, broth, apple juice, thyme, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper and bring to a simmer
  4. Cover and cook for 10 minutes
  5. Add all but 1/4 cup of the cheese and cook over low until melted
  6. Allow to cool slightly then working in batches, puree in a blender.Meanwhile, preheat the broiler
  7. Spread mustard on bread and top with remaining cheese
  8. Cook until cheese is melted and then cut into 1” squares
  9. Ladle soup into bowls and then top with croutons and chives.

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